When you walk down the aisle on your wedding day, all eyes will be on you.
Think about the weddings you’ve attended in the past. As the church doors open, the bride emerges bathed in light, arms entwined with her father. The crowd gasps, tears are shed, and smiles are etched onto the faces of each beloved guest. The bride is beautiful, radiant, stunning. It’s the best day of her life. And now it’s your turn!
Here Comes the Bride!
How do you want to be remembered on your wedding day? What signature style item will bring together your elegant ensemble? It’s your day, and it’s important to pull your dress, accessories, and jewels together to create a unique look.
So where do you start? Keep comfort, impact, and personal taste in mind as you envision your dream aisle style. Whether you hire a professional or DIY, don’t forget to always stay true to yourself. Once The Dress has been purchased, the task turns to shoes, jewelry, and accessories.
Comfort is key! Even if you’re a heel-wearing veteran, we suggest choosing two pairs of shoes for the big day. Select something sassy for the ceremony, photo opts, and first dance, then slip into something more comfortable for the rest of the reception. Slippers or ballet flats are chic, stylish, and most importantly, comfortable.
Bold and metallic colors are in right now, as well as elegantly embroidered flats. While some brides still choose to dye their shoes to match their color scheme, summer brides beware: not all dyes stay put, and you don’t want sweaty feet to cause the bottom of your dress to become discolored!
When choosing jewelry, keep your gown style in mind. Does your dress have a lot of detail? Keep your jewels minimal. Wearing your hair up? Chandelier or drop style earrings can highlight your neckline. For strapless dresses, choker style necklaces look stunning.
For halter dresses, try a diamond tennis bracelet or set of sparkly bangles. Looking to add a splash of color to your white dress? Rubies and emeralds are so hot right now!
While it’s true diamonds are a girl’s best friend, you don’t have to break the bank to look stylish on your wedding day. Costume jewelry looks expensive at a fraction of the cost!
Veils, purses, and gloves are all options to complete your Aisle Style. Not sure you want to be hidden behind a veil all day? Take it off after the ceremony and photo opts! Think about traditional vs. modern veils. Long and elegant veils are making a comeback, while birdcage veils are still popular amongst elegant, edgy brides.
Remember, all accessories can be shed during the reception — there’s no one requiring you to keep those hot gloves on any longer than you want! Accessories can be great for photography and first impressions, but don’t feel obligated! It’s your day and your style. Sometimes less is more!
What are you wearing to stand out at your wedding? Leave a comment and spill the beans!